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Old 12-12-2017, 09:49 AM   #1
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I have just inherited some quite old engines and wish to service/refurbish them. However being quite new to the hobby I am finding it difficult to identify the engines for the purpose of obtaining service sheets. Can anyone advise me regarding:
The actual engine identities?
A source of general engine identification?
A source of servicing sheets for older engine types?
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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Pictures and make would help.
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Old 12-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #3
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I dont think he knows the makes Brian.
However in saying that, I think it is unlikely there is nothing marked on the moldings anywhere. There must be something on them.
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6917 I am sure is an Hornby Dublo N2 Loads on ebay cheap as chips.
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The 2 diesels are Athearn locos I think.
Dont know what the one with body removed is. John
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Hi.
Union Pacific loco is a GP30.

Southern Pacific loco is an F7A. I have one no. 6352 which has a body decorated by "Bev-Bel" which took spare bodies from Athearn and painted them in alternative liveries !
Probably made by Athearn to H0 scale.

LMS loco 6917 is a post-war Hornby Dublo

The mechanism of the 0-6-0 looks like it is a Stewart-Reidpath product.

Hope this helps. Colin.

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There you are that did not take long did it. New somebody would have means to look up the part numbers etc. .
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That third loco is very interesting. Looks like a model of a J72. I can't comment if it is a Stewart-Reidpath product or not as I've never seen one. It looks very well thought out and made.
The last one is one of the early versions of the Hornby Dublo N2 and should have a horseshoe type of motor assembly. Later N2's had a different design and they had the rear trailing wheels more realistically designed. The early ones like this had the rear wheels more like disks. I have one myself. These early ones I believe were mostly made prior to WW2.
The two American locomotives are more modern models. I only know a few makes of USA prototypes but I dont know who made what except for a few models.
Thanks for posting the pics. It is great to see them, especially the third one which looks amazing.
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Hi MG had quick look at pic of the chassis and it is. John
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Hi all.
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These early ones I believe were mostly made prior to WW2
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The Sans Serif lettering shows it to be post WW2 and obviously before 1948.
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